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How Obama Can Woo All the Single Ladies

(7) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 1:49 PM

Lots of pundits noted Vice President Joe Biden's answer on abortion in which he stated he would "not impose" his own religious views on American women who face that very personal decision. What commentators have missed is why Biden's answer was potentially the single most important moment in the vice...

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When You Love Your Base, They Love Back

(6) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 4:06 PM

Nothing was more notable during last week's DNC convention than the way Democrats brandished several once-presumed third-rail issues in order to bolster their election chances. After the constant mentions of reproductive rights, DREAMers, and same-sex marriage, one might have thought women, immigration activists, and gays were Democrats' sole constituents.

As...

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It's Time for Obama to Advance Equality in the Workplace

(13) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 1:20 AM

President Barack Obama scored a big win with the certification of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal last week, but LGBT Americans are still hungry to hear what's up next on his equality agenda as he prepares to address the Human Rights Campaign dinner this Saturday, Oct. 1.

When I...

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But Am I Safer, Mr. Secretary?

(5) Comments | Posted July 7, 2009 | 8:29 PM

When someone invokes 'humane' treatment, what springs to mind for you? Maybe the ASPCA battling the abuse of dogs or PETA railing against the cruelty of animal testing; perhaps the ACLU advocating for proper treatment of terrorism detainees.

Whatever comes up, usually it involves people being urged...

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The Pink Mafia Strikes Down Palin

(4) Comments | Posted November 3, 2008 | 2:22 PM

As Sarah Palin's sterling image as a champion of average hockey moms unravels like the cheap pant suit she wishes she had been wearing for the past two months, her elevation seems like a roll of the dice everyone knew would go awry. But while serious analysts on both sides...

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